Ground Investigation for the Glen Garry and Dalraddy section of the A9 Dualling Programme in Scotland looks set to be awarded to Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical.
Raeburn has been selected as the preferred bidder for the £1.1M investigation but final award of the contract is subject to a mandatory standstill period.
“The ground investigations due to start next month between Glen Garry and Dalraddy will also help inform the ongoing design work for the central section of the A9,” said Scottish cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities Keith Brown.
Brown also announced that the construction phase will start six months earlier than planned following anticipated savings from the Queensferry Crossing and other projects. “We have been able to again make considerable savings on one of our infrastructure projects, following significant contract awards for the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project and the AWPR/Balmedie-Tipperty last year, due to our robust procurement process which ensures that all the efficiencies that can be put in place have been implemented,” he said.
Brown made the announcement about the award of the ground investigation work to Raeburn when he announced the award of the construction contract for another section of the A9 upgrade.
According to Brown, a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction will undertake the £35M contract for the 7.5km section of the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy. He added that £15M has been saved in procurement of the work, which includes widening an 8km stretch of single carriageway to full dual carriageway.